Happiness Post of the Week – Adventure!

Good morning Health Champions…

How are you all this morning?

Are you looking forward to a day of adventure? What will you do?

One of the most important skills you can learn, to keep yourself happy, is the art of adventure. Whether your idea of adventure is to scale mountains, or whether it’s to play a new sport, or musical instrument, we all need to have an ambition – something that challenges us and takes us to new places. Without this, we get stuck – doing the same thing we’ve always done. Having adventure in our lives gives us something to look forward to, which will help us grow and become more interesting people.

Your adventures could take you around the world…where would you like to go?

Your adventures can teach you new things…what would you like to learn?

Your adventures will allow you to meet great people…what type of person do you enjoy spending time with?

Your adventures will most definitely challenge you…how do you cope when something challenges you?

I look forward to hearing about your plans for adventure below!

Agent Lifestyle 🙂

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Daily Health Conversation – Friday

Good morning one and all…it’s nearly the weekend!

We’d like you to discuss:

Think of a creature (e.g. bird, dog, fish, tiger) – what does that creature do to keep itself healthy?

We can learn a lot from animals – how they eat, sleep, move and socialise. Tell us your thoughts in the comments below!

Agent Lifestyle 🙂

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Breathing well for better health

Morning Health Champions…how are we today?

Agent Lifestyle here! I’d like to give you a tip about breathing today, which will help you relax. It sounds obvious, but breathing is REALLY important for your health. Not just to keep you alive, but also to make you feel good.

On average, we breathe 20,000 times a day!!!

Breathing-in sends ‘oxygen’ around the body, to every single cell, giving them the energy they need to survive.

Breathing-out ‘carbon dioxide’ gets rid of waste products and toxins, the ones that damage our precious bodies if they stick around too long.

If we breathe well, we feel healthy and strong, calm and relaxed. If we forget to breathe well, or if something makes us breathe quickly, it can make us feel pretty rubbish!

Breathing well means taking deep, slow breaths in and out. Sitting and thinking about our breathing, and listening carefully to our gentle breath can make us feel restful and present (meaning we’re not distracted by things around us, and we feel peaceful).

Here’s an activity I’d love you to try:

It’s called ‘Handy Breathing’. We have tools that can help us – our hands!

  1. Hold your hand up in the air, and spread your fingers.
  2. With your other hand, place your finger at your wrist, underneath your thumb.
  3. Now gradually run your finger up and down the fingers on your hand, slowly.
  4. When you move up, breathe in slowly and deeply.
  5. When you move down, breathe out slowly and deeply.
  6. It’s important to watch your finger as you go, it helps us to feel relaxed and present.

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What other information can you find out about breathing?

Let me know how you get on, and whether you have any questions!

agentl

 

Breathe in, breathe out

Agent Lifestyle 🙂

 

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Spending time outdoors…

How much time do you spend outside in the Spring/Summer? Add up the total amount of time you spend outside before school, at lunchtime, and after school for your weekday amount. Then consider weekends as well – so your answer might look like this:

Weekdays – 2 hours

Weekends – 3 hours

What about in the Autumn/Winter? Do you spend more/less time outside?

What do you do outside, and why is it important to be outside? I want you to think deeper than ‘fresh air’…

Don’t forget, you can respond to each other by selecting ‘reply’. You can also post your own discussions if you start a new post, and select the category ‘Discussions’. Make sure you write a good paragraph though, not just a single question….

Agent Lifestyle 🙂

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Agent Lifestyle’s Habit Challenge 1

My challenge to you this week, is to make one new healthy habit that you can repeat each day!

This needs to be something you want to change, and you know will make your life healthier in some way.

Here are some suggestions (or you can choose your own!):

  • Choose to go to bed half an hour/an hour earlier
  • Make sure you don’t have to be reminded to brush your teeth twice a day
  • Spend extra time outside each day
  • Drink an additional bottle of water each day
  • Eat at least 5 fruits and vegetables per day
  • Spend more time with your family
  • Get at least 1 hour of exercise everyday – perhaps at lunchtime, or at a sports club

What are you going to try to improve?

Let us know if you’ve been successful by creating your own post, clicking the category ‘Champion Challenge’ and sharing what you’ve done – you can even add a picture to your post!

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Good luck!

Agent Lifestyle 🙂

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How to get a better night’s sleep

How much sleep did YOU have last night?

Did you know, having the right amount of sleep allows our bodies to repair, perform tasks better and have a better memory? With a good nights sleep you’ll be able to run faster, learn new things easily, and it will help you grow, too!

Here are three tips for getting a better night’s sleep this week:

  • Give your parent or guardian a big CUDDLE before you go to bed tonight, and see if it helps you relax for a better night’s sleep.
  • READ a book to yourself, or ask someone else to read to you in bed as often as possible. Reading helps our eyes to relax, and sends us off into a gentle sleep.
  • Keep yourself COOL – perhaps ask your parent/guardian to open the window a little, and try to keep radiators turned low. Snuggle under your duvet for warmth!

I’m an expert on getting a good night’s sleep. Do you have any questions for me about sleep?

agentl

 

 

Agent Lifestyle, zzzzzzzzzzzzz

 

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